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of "newsweek" magazine out today it says "america's back." we have a classic disconnect. we hear numbers out of wall street, we see covers of magazines like that, people watching at home, millions of people in the grips of unemployment and poor financial times wondering when they are going to see some of this. >> that is the key question. far be it to me to seem unpatriotic, but growth is going to depend on the u.s. consumer. unemployment still remains very, very high. we are going to hear a lot from corporate america about how much money cooperations made. they have done well. that is why the stock market is up. they have done well because of productivity gains. they fired a lot of people in 2008 and 2009. they found they can do more with less. the question is when they get back to hiring. >> this is why we turn to you. thank you, as always. >>> in washington tonight, 47 world leaders have gathered for a summit on the most serious of topics, nuclear security and the worry and instability that can come from knowing, fearing some nuclear materials could be out there loose. our chief white hou
about it. >>> "star wars," the fight over america's future role in space between those who fund it and those who have done it. >>> the first lady in a new role. we'll hear from her tonight. >>> growth industry. we might be a big step closer tonight to what so many consider the holy grail, keeping what's up top. >>> and richard engel reports tonight on a major reversal for the u.s. in afghanistan. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, sometimes as you know, it's as if there are two or more americas and at least that many economies. what you're about to hear are some positive economic indicators and they may not match, in fact, they probably won't match what most folks are experiencing. in fact, part two of our lead story tonight has to do with the anger across the country. some of it focused at the two big political parties is enough to make people march on boston. first, the good news, which if true will be felt eventually. we begin tonight with nbc's mike taibbi live on wall street in new york. mike, good evening. >> reporter
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. since those years he receded into a quiet life in america. there is no neil armstrong action figure, no chain of restaurants, and while he's walked on the moon, he's never been tempted to dance with the stars. our veteran space correspondent jay barbree exclusively obtained a letter written by neil armstrong and several other icons of the space program. it directly challenges president obama's reported plans to idle the u.s.-manned space program. astronauts armstrong, jim lovell and gene cernan write, "without the skill and experience that actual spacecraft operation provides, the usa is far too likely to being on a long downhill slide to mediocrity." and on this anniversary of the space disaster, it is the choice a president and nation must face. that's where we begin with tom costello at the kennedy space center in florida. tom, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. the shuttle program is retiring this year. another program, constellation was supposed to replace the program. an outside review panel found that program constellation was running behind schedule and had been
the thirst of a v6 with the thrust of a v8. the most innovative full- size sedan in america: the taurus sho, from ford. drive one. >>> after the white house got crossways with an american icon this week, after neil armstrong called the president out, warning him not to gut the manned space program. today the president said he expects an american will go to mars in his lifetime, and that's after we land on an asteroid, we learned today. tom costello was at the kennedy space center for the president's speech today. >> reporter: hi, brian. solid time tables and reassurances today from the president who said the following, "space exploration is not a luxury or an afterthought in america's quest for a brighter future. instead, it is an essential part of that quest." on the very runway used by america's space shuttle fleet, president obama touched down at the kennedy space center to sell his vision to a skeptical public. >> i am 100% committed to the mission of nasa and its future. >> reporter: the president's audience consisted largely of supporters of his plan with only a handful of space cente
boy adopted in america, then sent home. and what some other parents who adopt are up against. >>> and the end of an era. they've been bolding going into space for decades. they're even there tonight. so why on earth is life about to they're even there tonight. so why on earth is life about to change for america's astronauts? captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the body of polish president lech kaczynski is back home in poland tonight. met by tearful countrymen still in shock over a plane crash that killed him and scores of that country's political, military, and cultural elite. outside the presidential palace in warsaw, a sorrowful vigil continues tonight, where thousands have come to pay their respects. while in smolensk, russia, where the plane was heading, there are hard questions being asked tonight about the circumstances that led to the fiery crash. we begin in warsaw tonight with nbc's jim maceda. jim, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. well, few have lived through more tragedy or expressed more grief over the centuries than th
. how many there are in america. this was census day, the day all the census forms are supposed to be returned. census officials say they're worried about a whole the lot of folks who aren't reporting in. nbc's rehema ellis is in times square with a progress report on this massive head count under way. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. i should tell you the first u.s. census was conducted in 1790 by a group of u.s. martials on horseback. this year the government is spending more than $14 billion and there's a box to check for same-sex couples. times have changed. what has not changed is the nation's need to count the population. across the country, the push is on to get the census numbers in. >> today is census day, ladies and gentlemen. >> reporter: 134 million forms have been mailed out. >> 62 million of them already turned the form back in. if you haven't gotten around to it, it's your time to step up. >> reporter: the white house is among the 52% of american households who have returned the ten-question form. leading the way? central and midwestern states. lagg
in the huge pool of unemployed workers in america today. >> always a wizard of imagery and upbeat steve liesman with us in the new york studios tonight. >>> we have two stories on aviation making news tonight. the faa is lifting a long-time ban on pilots taking anti-depressants like zoloft and prozac. this could affect upwards of 10,000 pilots who will be able to take such medication with permission and clearance. there is also news tonight on airline security. new screening procedures for passengers on flights to the u.s. from overseas. this is the latest response by the obama administration to that attempt to bomb a u.s. passenger plane in detroit on christmas day. more on the story tonight from our justice correspondent pete williams. >> reporter: administration officials say the failed plot to bomb a plane to detroit on christmas day by a man with explosives hidden in his underwear actually provided a needed jolt to shake up airline security. now the government is making a big change to a system started just three months ago, to evaluate who should be pulled aside at airports overse
means to get people back from the continent or from north america and elsewhere to the continent and then back to britain. >> reporter: the air travel chaos has been bad for business on both sides of the atlantic. ups and fedex have both reported cancellations and transatlantic freight shipments and several u.s. airlines have canceled tomorrow's flights to europe. and in britain, despite what are being called successful test flights, the flight ban continues at least until tomorrow evening. tom aspell, nbc news, london. >>> mark rosencur, who we just saw in tom's report, is a former ntsb chairman, now an nbc analyst. mark, those test flights were encouraging. depending on where this cloud goes, tomorrow could tell a different story. how will we know when it is safe to fly? >> lester, everyone is eager to get into the air. clearly the passengers, clearly the carriers themselves. but the ultimate decision is going to come from the aviation officials that are in europe and they'll be making those decisions based on the data they receive from their weather services. >> how about the
.e.c. with a billion dollar fraud and executives of other wall street titans like bank of america and jp morgan chase. >> a free market was never meant to be a free license to take whatever you can get, however you can get it. that's what happened too often in the years leading up to this crisis. >> reporter: from the floor of the new york stock exchange, traders were watching, some expecting worse. >> at first i thought maybe he was going to bash wall street. it wasn't that. he was really very nice to wall street, actually. >> reporter: on capitol hill, democrats pushed forward setting a key procedural vote for monday even as negotiations with republicans were still under way. >> reserving the right to object and i will object. here we go again. >> we are going to move forward on this piece of legislation because the american people demand it. >> reporter: the reform plan includes a new consumer protection agency, procedures to dissolve large firms that get into trouble, and restrictions to keep big firms from taking risks that threaten the whole financial system. the bill does not set hard limits o
of one of america's biggest cities because of the murder rate there? >>> tracking a monster. how they predicted a monster tornado and saved lives in the process. >>> the evil attack on schoolgirls trying to get an education. >>> also tonight -- working the system, a woman has figured out to spend virtually nothing on everything she needs. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. a slow-motion environmental disaster is taking place in the waters of the gulf of mexico. crude oil is leaking into the sea water at a rate of 42,000 gallons a day. that's every day, that's right now. while the scramble is on to cap it, we are in a strange period of waiting and watching. as the slick of crude oil makes its way north toward land, it is now 30 miles away there shore. this started, of course, with the catastrophic explosion of the drilling platform, the loss of 11 workers and now this. our chief environmental correspondent ann thompson is in dell croix, louisiana. >> reporter: work is going on around the clock to find the shutoff switch that
. goldman is fighting a reputational fight here to maintain its reputation among corporate america. at this point it seems still to be in a fairly strong position, but hearings like today don't help. >> david faber from the capitol tonight, thanks. >>> the other big economic story today, playing out in europe, standard and poors downgraded greece's bonds to junk level. the trouble in greece spread to portugal, as well. their bonds were downgraded as they struggle with a huge budget deficit. with worries afoot about spain and italy, analysts are warning italy could be on the brink of a market crisis and greece may be forced to default on its debt. stock markets across europe were down sharply today. >>> on wall street in new york, worries about that situation sent the dow down 213 points by day's end. europe isn't the only place with debt trouble. we have one right here at home. the federal reserve chairman ben bernanke told the white house deficit commission today that our large national debt threatens the economy over the long term, and the government will have to raise taxes, cut
, brought here to america from russia, and then when his new mother felt she could not handle him, sent him back home all alone. many are asking what kind of woman would do such a thing? nbc's ron allen went to her hometown to find out and he joins us tonight from shelbyville, tennessee. ron? >> reporter: good evening, lester. the folks who live around here say this is a community where everybody knows everybody else. but the hansen family who live in that compound behind me remain a bit of a mystery. and people here just cannot believe what they did to a 7-year-old boy. the hansen family compound remains shut tight. easter decorations still up. torry ann hansen, the adopted mother, has not been seen here since word spread she sent her 7-year-old adopted son justin back to russia with a note saying she did not want him. >> i said just treating a child like a dog. >> reporter: angela bailey who lives next door says she saw the hansens come and go the past few years but they never spoke to her and she never saw the boy, a boy who apparently rarely left the compound, not even to attend school.
is coming at the expense of every taxpayer in america. >> hold that thought because our own lisa myers in our newsroom has the background to this story she's been looking at all day. lisa, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. this comes as welcome news to those who long claimed wall street knowingly sold junk products, which generated massive losses and helped trigger the recession. essentially, goldman sachs is accused of helping rig the game against investors. in a civil complaint the s.e.c. accused the firm and one of its five presidents of knowingly defrauding investors. >> any time a storied firm like goldman sachs which has one of the finest representations on wall street is charged with fraud by the u.s. government, it's an important moment. not just for that firm, but for the financial system. >> reporter: here is what the s.e.c. is charging. that goldman worked with a prominent hedge fund, which handles largely unregulated investments for the wealthy, to create a package of risky subprime mortgages that was designed to fail. the hedge fund paulson and company is own
. officials have said gas levels in the mine were far too high. jeff biggers has written about america's coal industry and says the system is flawed. >> i think we have to ask the question, why do we allow coal companies, for example, to contest violations that have been noted by inspectors and draw them out in the courts for months, if not years? >> reporter: the controversial ceo of massey energy is concerned about tougher new mine safety laws. >> no matter how you look at, the accidents are a human tragedy. second, they disrupt you and cause additional regulations and issues. none of us want that. >> reporter: jim lucas was at the mine at the time of the explosion. safety is not just the company's job, he says, it's also each miners' responsibility. >> every day we put our head between two rocks. if you think about that, probably wouldn't do it. but we just go and do our job. >> reporter: many miners also insist inspectors need more authority to shut down unsafe mines. >> the law's got to change. in this country, unfortunately, every law that's ever been written for a coal miner has been b
was a holocaust survivor who came to america, changed his name and got into the paper business. in a page one story on him, "the new york times" noted today, there wouldn't be a "law and order" tv show without that ubiquitous greek-themed coffee cup. its design will live on. lesley buck was 87 years old. >>> today marks an anniversary more than one american generation won't forget. here is how john chancellor described the end of the vietnam war on this broadcast 35 years ago tonight. >> good evening. the city of saigon was renamed today. the victorious communists said the capital of south vietnam hence force will be known as ho chi minh city. >> that word came as north vietnamese forces overran the city, captured the presidential palace while the last americans fled in a chaotic evacuation from the u.s. embassy. u.s. combat role ended two years earlier. more than 58,000 americans and a million vietnamese died in that war. >>> up next, making a g a erence. erence. osteoporosis you don't already know. it runs in families - my mother has it, and now i have it. so even though i tried to keep my
are back now with a story that causes a good deal of outrage. it starts with a woman here in america who decided to send her 7-year-old adoptive son back where he came from in russia. he was all by himself with a note basically saying she's had enough. now what this one woman has done could end up affecting other americans who want to adopt russian children. nbc's ron allen has the story. >> reporter: artyom savelyev just 7 appeared exhausted and bewildered on his way to a moscow hospital. he had been put on a flight alone by a woman from tennessee who adopted him, with a note saying he was violent, mentally unstable and she did not want him anymore. his return touched off anger and outrage in russia. his caretakers say they've never seen such cruelty. "his eyes fill with tears when his adoptive mother is said by name." he says she often pulled him by hair. his mother was torry hansen. she was hiding today, a nurse, 34 and single. she allegedly paid a russian tour operator $200 to meet the boy at the airport. hansen adopted artyom last september. his home after being taken away from an u
arizona will enforce the law. >> racial profiling is illegal. it will not be tolerated in america and certainly will not be tolerated in arizona. >> reporter: tensions were high outside the capitol. at least one protestor was arrested. critics call the new law unconstitutional setting the stage for a showdown in court. jose diaz-balart, nbc news, phoenix. >> to another major story tonight, the coast guard suspended the search for 11 missing workers from the oil rig that burned then sank 50 miles off the coast of louisiana. amid the sadness also today now the real question started about how much environmental damage this has caused, and what about the white house plan for more such drilling? our chief environmental affairs correspondent anne thompson is there along the gulf coast in venice, louisiana, tonight. anne, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. having suspended the search for the men, officials are now turning their attention to trying to find that crippled oil rig. yes, it sank yesterday, but it is partially buoyant. what that means is that somewhere a mile bene
, gravity and good design. which is why many were surprised to learn the boy scouts of america suddenly found merit in video games. >> one of my kids said, i've been training for this my whole life. >> reporter: cub scout den leader brian winkleman was just as surprised as some of the members of his troop. >> this is fun. i get something for this. wow! >> reporter: the editor of "camping life" magazine, a former boy scout himself was left scratching his head. >> it does seem to encourage a lack of outdoor activity to push them back toward the computer. >> reporter: if you think about it, that famous scouting motto "be prepared" has to mean be up to date, whether outdoors or indoors. >> for even, like, everything you have to do for a lot of requirements. >> reporter: just ask daniel. he got one of the first video game belt loops. >> it's not like a piece of cake. >> reporter: the scout handbook lists a dozen requirements for the coveted video game pin, including understanding rating systems, price comparisons, even manufacturer's warranties. you're not getting a badge for the high score.
bless their families. god bless west virginia. and god bless the united states of america. >> reporter: and, lester, it was clearly a day of mourning and remembrance here in west virginia, but there are ongoing investigations into what caused that explosion at the upper big branch mine. and today we learned that there is still so much deadly methane gas filled in that mine that investigators won't be able to get into it for at least another month to find out exactly what happened. lester? >> mike viqueira in beckley for us tonight, thank you. >>> president obama was taking some time off in north carolina this weekend, and before he left for west virginia, he paid a visit to evangelist billy graham at his home in north carolina. now 91, graham has met ever president since truman. today, president obama became the first to visit graham at his home. from west virginia, the president heads back to washington where he's got a fight on his hands this week ov over financial reform. john harwood joins us tonight from the white house. republicans say they're going to try to block a reform measu
innovative full- size sedan in america: the taurus sho, from ford. drive one. >>> a rare bit of good news out of haiti today. the schools reopened officially and the city of port-au-prince nearly 12 weeks after that nation suffered such devastation. ever since the quake hit, haiti has been dreading something else. it has now arrived, sadly. the rainy season. our chief medical editor dr. nancy snyderman reports tonight from port-au-prince. >> reporter: the rains unrelenting came at night and continued through morning turning dusty port-au-prince into mud. the only refuge for 2 million haitians a plastic tarp or tent. >> i'm sleeping, okay, i wake up, my shoes like that. >> reporter: with theed a vept of the rainy season every part of port-au-prince is affected including this camp school and clinic knocked out of commission. haitians woke up to a steady rain, muddy and unsafe footing underscoring the real need for safe and permanent housing. evidence of the earth giving way is everywhere. the problems go beyond the mud. sanitation and clean water were rare, but now with the exception of foreign
? >>> a matter of faith during a huge scandal, the catholic church makes a big change in a big part of america. >>> making a difference for children who are facing the fight of their lives. >>> and the latest outrage in the air. >>> and the latest outrage in the air. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television it was a catastrophic explosion deep under ground and the loss of life is staggering, even for the coal mining industry in west virginia that has seen so much tragedy over the years. tonight, 25 miners are dead. another four are still missing. there's a herculean and urgent effort under way by rescuers to drill several holes as deep as 1200 feet down to release trapped gas inside the mine. our correspondents have been covering this tragedy ever since first word yesterday that something had gone wrong. we begin with nbc's tom costello at the scene. >> reporter: we still don't know what caused the spark that may have ignited this explosion. maybe a spark from one of those trol lees that move men up and down the mine shaft. of the 25 miners they know are dead, 1
. >>> president obama ordered most hospitals in america to grant the same visiting rights to gay/lesbian partners that married heterosexual couples always had. the president's order was triggered in part by the case of a woman who was kept from seeing her partner as she slipped into a coma. >>> we learned today five miles from the white house there's been an extraordinary discovery underground. a jar about 3/4 full of a dark liquid turned out to be the same mustard gas chemical agent during world war i. the u.s. army used this area near now what is american university as an experimental station for developing chemical weapons during the first world war. >>> daryl gates, the outspoken former chief of the lapd has died. his tough tactics were fiercely criticized after the police beating of rodney king in 1991. when officers were acquitted by an all-white jury, it set off three days of rioting that left 53 people dead in this nation's second largest city. gates was forced to resign shortly thereafter. in later years, he wrote a best-selling memoir and developed police action video games. he died aft
. it will be america's first offshore wind farm. the wind farm will sit five miles from the cape cod coast in nantucket sound. it was opposed by waterfront homeowners including the kennedy family and indian tribes in the area and opponents are vowing to continue their fight in court. >> ann thompson in louisiana, ank, thanks. >>> now to the firestorm over who is to blame over the near collapse of the american economy. there is more to say tonight about yesterday's extraordinary 11-hour marathon of testimony by the top ranks at goldman sachs. first, there appears to be a break tonight in the gridlock on capitol hill over what to do about it and what happens next. kelly o'donnell with us tonight with details. kelly, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. after democrats told us they would pull an all nighter forcing senators to stay here around the clock, a break through. new restrictions and reforms for wall street cleared a big hurdle. republicans dropped their opposition allowing the bill to move forward. now, congress is under a lot of pressure to try to get something done to prevent the kin
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